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What is the average compensation for asbestosis lawsuits?

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As of 2015, the average compensation for an asbestosis, or mesothelioma, lawsuit is $2.4 million, according to Mealey’s Litigation Report as stated in Asbestos.com. Most cases settle before trial, and the average settlement is between $1 million and $1.4 million.

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Most mesothelioma cases are resolved by some type of settlement before going to court, notes Asbestos.com. Of those that do go to trial, many result in significant damage awards and generally consist of the cost of medical expenses, physical and mental distress, lost wages, and future bills related to treating the illness.

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that affects the cells that make up the lining or membrane that covers different organs of the body, explains WebMD. As many as 70 to 90 percent of mesothelioma cases are caused by exposure to asbestos.

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